The following trade was announced today.
Mavs Gaming gets: Maurice “ReeceMode” Flowers, RUG 2rd RD Pick
Raptors Uprising GC gets: Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd, MVG 3rd RD pick
Official Release From Raptors Uprising GC
Raptors Uprising GC, NBA 2K League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, today acquired point guard Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd and a 2022 third-round draft pick from Mavs Gaming, NBA 2K League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, in exchange for shooting guard Maurice “ReeceMode” Flowers and a 2022 second-round draft pick.
Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd was drafted first overall (first round) by Mavs Gaming in the inaugural 2018 NBA 2K League Draft. The 27-year-old spent the last four seasons in Dallas, where he appeared at both point guard and shooting guard, averaging 20.4 points, 9.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 48 career games.
In 2021, “Dimez” is averaging 24.7 points and 9.7 assists on 54.2 per cent shooting from the floor through 18 regular season games. The Cleveland, Ohio native ranks 15th in the NBA 2K League in points per game and 13th in assists per game.
Maurice “ReeceMode” Flowers was drafted 42nd overall (third round) by Raptors Uprising GC in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. The second-year pro averaged 12.6 points, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals during his rookie season, while also ranking fourth in the NBA 2K League in three-point percentage (66.3 per cent).
In 2021, “ReeceMode” is averaging 12.2 points, 4.3 assists and 0.8 steals through 18 regular season games. Flowers, a native of Chicago, Illinois, played a significant role during Raptors Uprising’s record-breaking 2020 campaign, which included winning back-to-back tournament banners (THE TIPOFF and THE TURN powered by AT&T) and the NBA 2K League’s first undefeated regular season (16-0) in its four-year history.
Official Release From Mavs GG
JULY 20, 2021 (DALLAS, TX) – Mavs Gaming traded point guard Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd and a third-round pick in next season’s draft to Raptors Uprising GC for Maurice “ReeceMode” Flowers and a second-round pick in next season’s draft. This season, Dimez has averaged 24.7 points and 9.6 assists per game, while ReeceMode has averaged 12.2 points and 4.3 assists per game.
“We’re excited for what the future holds for Mavs Gaming,” said Mavs Gaming Head Coach LT Fairley. “Dimez played with all his heart here in Dallas and gave us 100% in every game. I wish him the best in his future with 2K and beyond. Reece will bring a change of pace and put us in the right direction for the rest of the season.”
“Dimez was the number one pick in the inaugural NBA2K League season, which was a huge accomplishment for Mavs Gaming and the NBA 2K League,” said Greg Nared, Senior Vice President of Mavs Gaming. “His talent and passion for the game brought excitement to our Mavs community, beyond NBA2K. We are excited to add Reece to our roster and welcome him to our Dallas family.”